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This mask provides protection from respirable dusts and viral matter that may give rise for concern to those individuals who work, live or travel in the urban environment, or use overcrowded transport systems on a daily basis.
In the UK, the Ministry for Agriculture Food and Fisheries (MAFF) recommends at least a P2 rated respiratory mask for any person coming into contact with viral matter related to bird flu.
This Mask meets European Standards for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and is rated FFP3. The Standards that apply in Europe can be readily associated with North American Standards. FFP3 would be the equivalent to N99 which Filters at least 99% of airborne particles
Disposable Face Mask Ratings: N95, P2, BFE, CE.
What does NIOSH Approved mean?
The N95 surgical face mask has been recommended by USA experts as
the best protection from SARS and Corona. The mask has a >99% BFE (Bacterial
Filtration Efficiency). The N95 is the USA equivalent of the European
P2 and P3 masks with the P3 offering the higher protection. The
N95 mask has a Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) of >95% @ 0.3
micron. Masks are intended for use in infection control practices.
The P1 disposable dust respirators are suitable for protection against
mechanically generated particles to 1 micron, such as dust and mist.
Uses include: sawing, drilling, woodworking, sanding grinding and
Standard Tie On and Earloop Face Masks are the typical disposable
face mask which is latex free, hypoallergenic, fiberglass free, fluid
resistant and has a three ply construction. These face masks minimize
patient contamination to exhaled microorganisms. Offers a >99%
Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE).
So what does it mean when a respirator is “NIOSH Approved”? The
Approval is issued only to a specific and complete respirator assembly
after the respirator has been evaluated in the laboratory and found to
comply with all the requirements of Title 42, Code of Federal
Regulations, Part 84. All the components must have the NIOSH
approval label. If a manufacturer’s facility has an approval number
on one respirator it does not mean that all their respirators are
approved just that specific model.
Recent CDC infection control guidance recommends that healthcare
workers protect themselves from diseases potentially spread through
The air by wearing a fit tested respirator at least as protective as a
NIOSH approved N95 respirator. An N95 respirator is one of nine
types of disposable particulate respirators. Particulate respirators are
also known as “air purifying respirators” because they protect by
filtering particles out of the air you breath. The air-purifying
respirator forces contaminated air through a filtering element.
Workers can wear any one of the particulate respirators for
protection against these diseases.
NIOSH- approved disposable respirators are marked with the
manufacturer’s name, the part number (P/N), the protection provided
by the filter (e.g. N95), and “NIOSH”.
TYPE DESCRIPTION- NIOSH United States Standard
N95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles. Not resistant to oil
N99 Filters at least 99% of airborne particles. Not resistant to oil
N100 Filters at least 99.7% of airborne particles. Not resistant oil
R95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles. Somewhat resistant
R99* Filters at least 99% of airborne particles. Somewhat resistant
R100* Filters at least 99.97%of airborne particles.Somewhat resistant
P95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles. Strongly resists oil
P99* Filters at least 99% of airborne particles. Strongly resists oil
P100 Filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles. Strongly resists oil
* No NIOSH approvals are held by this type of disposable particulate
NOTE: particle size is 0.3 micron penetrating particle size (MPPS),
Diffusion and interception predominate
European Standard EN 143 defines the following classes of particle
filters that can be attached to a face mask:
CLASS FILTER PENETRATION LIMIT (ata 95L/min air flow)
P1 Filters at least 80% of airborne particles
P2 Filters at least 94% of airborne particles
P3 Filters at least 99.95% of airborne particles
European Standard EN 149 defines the following classes of “filtering
half masks” (also called filtering face pieces) that is respirators that
are entirely or substantially constructed of filtering material:
CLASS FILTER PENETRATION LIMIT (at 95L/min air flow)
FFP1 Filters at least 80% of particles <22% inward leakage
FFP2 Filters at least 94% of particles <8% inward leakage
FFP3 Filters at least 99% of particles <2% inward leakage